Reaching For the Moon

Nov 14, 2013 8:49PM

When he moved to New York in the 1940’s, the Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo was quickly welcomed into the art world. After seeing some of Tamayo’s work featured in a group show at the Museum of Modern Art, I. Suckaer at the New York Sun declared in his review of the exhibition, “Among these living Mexicans it is Tamayo who carries aesthetics furthest.”

 We are excited and honored to be featuring Women Reaching for the Moon in our upcoming sale. This painting shines a light on a complicated era in post-war history. “Immediately after World War II and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I started thinking about the implications of a new space age,” Tamayo says in an interview included in E. Genauer’s book, Rufino Tamayo.

 The Latin American Art sale will be held November 19-20 at our New York location.